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6 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

Yeah, that looks like a two-color version of this jersey logo.

 

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Still pissed they didn’t stick with that. Stupid Mike Dee 😡😟

 

But yeah probably just a reverse color version of that logo on the chairs. They undoubtedly got a lot of extra chairs in 2016 for the ASG.

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They also used a blue backdrop with gold logo for Tingler's press conference.

 

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6 minutes ago, bosrs1 said:

Still pissed they didn’t stick with that. Stupid Mike Dee 😡😟

 

I think I liked the one-off road version from the All-Star Game even better.

 

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6 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

They also used a blue backdrop with gold logo for Tingler's press conference.

 

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Are you sure that's not just a camera effect? It looks brown in the video.

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That whole season showed just what an absolute cluster:censored: the Padres front office has been. They redesigned just their home uniforms as a one season thing for the All Star game they were hosting, but apparently forgot that the NL was considered the road team, and couldn't even use that uniform in the actual All Star Game. And they used the old brown and gold look for the HRD and BP uniforms, to boot. They then reverted back to their regular blue and white look nobody (but bosrs1) liked the following season! There is no amount of mental gymnastics anyone could do to make me believe there was any actual logic to that thought process. Everyone already thought the Padres were run by a bunch of dopes and they represented that visually in their branding package that season more than anyone ever has. 

 

It's a miracle these people know to breathe for themselves let alone made the conscious decision to finally change back to the look everyone had been wanting for years anyway. 

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14 minutes ago, Kevin W. said:

Are you sure that's not just a camera effect? It looks brown in the video.

 

Oh, fair enough.  Good reminder that we have to be careful about using photo references for colors.  Considering that these two photos were taken at the same moment:

 

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19 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

 

Oh, fair enough.  Good reminder that we have to be careful about using photo references for colors.  Considering that these two photos were taken at the same moment:

 

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Holy moly... that is astonishing. I may never trust any photo ever again.

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22 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

 

Oh, fair enough.  Good reminder that we have to be careful about using photo references for colors.  Considering that these two photos were taken at the same moment:

 

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The Padres' backdrop: "The Dress" of 2019.

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😛

 

What’s funny about this one is that the lighting conditions were the same, it was just the cameras used. 

 

Now consider how the same color can appear different inside and out, under bright sunlight or artificial lighting, and things get even more complicated. 

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6 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

😛

 

What’s funny about this one is that the lighting conditions were the same, it was just the cameras used. 

 

Now consider how the same color can appear different inside and out, under bright sunlight or artificial lighting, and things get even more complicated. 

This sounds like an idea for a new thread around here. Same jersey/cap/helmet/uniform looking different... "Right uniform, wrong lighting"?

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52 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

That whole season showed just what an absolute cluster:censored: the Padres front office has been. They redesigned just their home uniforms as a one season thing for the All Star game they were hosting, but apparently forgot that the NL was considered the road team, and couldn't even use that uniform in the actual All Star Game. And they used the old brown and gold look for the HRD and BP uniforms, to boot. They then reverted back to their regular blue and white look nobody (but bosrs1) liked the following season! There is no amount of mental gymnastics anyone could do to make me believe there was any actual logic to that thought process. Everyone already thought the Padres were run by a bunch of dopes and they represented that visually in their branding package that season more than anyone ever has. 

 

It's a miracle these people know to breathe for themselves let alone made the conscious decision to finally change back to the look everyone had been wanting for years anyway. 


To be fair MLB mandates the BP uni used during the Derby day. So that wasn’t the FO’s choice. I doubt they’d have gone with that had they been the final deciders.
 

But I agree, they moved to the quite popular and attractive blue and yellow look on the home uni and cap in 2016, developed a very attractive away uni they used only during the ASG... and then inexplicably stayed with the bland blue and grey away uni during the season.  
 

And even I didn’t like that they then switched to the drab blue and white the next season. No one wanted that. Hell a return to the 2015 blue and sand would have made more sense. I mean to the benefit of those on this site and elsewhere that like brown though, had they stayed with the 2016 look I doubt 2020 would be rolling out brown. 

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1 hour ago, bosrs1 said:


Interesting that the chair behind the cap is blue and yellow... As that’s never been one of their color schemes.

 

Though that SD does look more like the outgoing one.

 

The chair behind is a navy chair with a sand colored SD stitched on it from the 04-11 set. They'be been in the Petco Park Auditorium where they hold these events for years.

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34 minutes ago, bosrs1 said:

But I agree, they moved to the quite popular and attractive blue and yellow look on the home uni and cap in 2016, developed a very attractive away uni they used only during the ASG... and then inexplicably stayed with the bland blue and grey away uni during the season.  
 

And even I didn’t like that they then switched to the drab blue and white the next season. No one wanted that. 

That, to me, a born and raised Padres' fan for over 40 years, was the final straw. When they went from those great ASG year uniforms to the navy only I was out, couldn't handle the continued idiocy of the management. Haven't followed them since. Now I feel I can come back since they are once again becoming the San Diego Padres. 

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19 hours ago, jn8 said:

So ummm, off topic (but technically on the topic of the thread title), I’m a little let down that the “Taco Bell” hat isn’t making a comeback, but at least the brown is back

Doesn't mean it wont be an alternate, it just wont be primary.

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2 hours ago, Gothamite said:

 

I think I liked the one-off road version from the All-Star Game even better.

 

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You're just reminding me how badly the Padres dropped the ball on this potentially great set for the current era. 

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Does look good.

 

I'm glad that the Padres are bringing back the brown, but I'm also kind of glad that the Brewers are picking up this discarded color scheme.  

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After looking at the asg navy and gold set again, I wish they went that route with a Padres script on the front instead of the interlocking sd instead of the brown.

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1 hour ago, bosrs1 said:

I mean to the benefit of those on this site and elsewhere that like brown though, had they stayed with the 2016 look I doubt 2020 would be rolling out brown. 

 

I just wanted them to pick an identity regardless of what the color scheme was. I'm happy they finally chose to go with brown and I think it's the right move, but I wouldn't have hated if they'd adopted the blue/yellow look because at least that would've been something. 

 

This, however, is nothing. It's as absent a brand as I've ever seen a Big 4 sports team wear. It's like if air were a sports uniform. I can't for the life of me understand why a team would choose to forego having an identity. 

 

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The road uniforms were a little better because of the uniqueness of the bowtie wordmark and the alternates were a little better just because they were a color and they allowed the unique piping to be seen, but still. Lifeless snooze of an identity that I can't imagine helped anybody get excited about Padres baseball. 

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The Padres have twice tried to mimic the simple elegance of the Dodgers' uniforms.  And boy, they failed both times.

 

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32 minutes ago, McCarthy said:

 

I just wanted them to pick an identity regardless of what the color scheme was. I'm happy they finally chose to go with brown and I think it's the right move, but I wouldn't have hated if they'd adopted the blue/yellow look because at least that would've been something. 

 

This, however, is nothing. It's as absent a brand as I've ever seen a Big 4 sports team wear. It's like if air were a sports uniform. I can't for the life of me understand why a team would choose to forego having an identity. 

 

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The road uniforms were a little better because of the uniqueness of the bowtie wordmark and the alternates were a little better just because they were a color and they allowed the unique piping to be seen, but still. Lifeless snooze of an identity that I can't imagine helped anybody get excited about Padres baseball. 


Can’t argue with that. And that it came after what was their best looking uni (the 2016) of the Petco era made it all the more egregious. They’d been blanding out the blue/sand for a couple of years with the 2011 changes and then again in 2012. Going to the 2017 after that wouldn’t have been so jarring. But to do it after the 2016’s and then pour salt in the wound the next season by wearing the infinitely better 1991 home uni multiple times in 2018...

 

The 2017 weren’t just bland, they were almost purposely presented as such. The tin foil hat types would say that was the point of the 2017’s... but that’s probably giving the Padres FO way too much credit.

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